About this deal
Not only is Mickey not good at anything but useless history nonsense, he's also not good at being two Mickey's at once. Meanwhile, there are numerous problems arising on the planet, primarily lack of resources, and the threat if curious monster bugs. Mickey7, the seventh iteration of Mickey, joined a human expedition sent to colonize Niflheim, a really cold planet, because he was looking to escape a gambling debt. The thing that happened in the hole and its tunnels holds crucial information, but sharing it could mean Mickey7’s permanent death. Mickey7 is an "expendable" space traveler sent on a near-certain-death mission to colonize the ice world Niflheim.
Writing for Transfer Orbit, Andrew Liptak praised it as a "fun sci-fi romp, part Andy Weir's The Martian and John Scalzi's Old Man's War and Sue Burke's Semiosis. So, let's just say, if the possibility of knowing something about a read will utterly devastate your pleasure in it, go somewhere else. Dying is really no big deal since they can just pump out a new clone of him imprinted with his memories and personality. The little tension that exists is over worrying when Mickey will be found out, because you know he will be, since there is no well thought out plan for how they will keep anyone from finding out.Pues bueno, como lectura ligera a mi me ha gustado y la he disfrutado, pero como algo más le falta y mucho.
I was taught to make sure that the heart of the story is the characters and their interactions and not focus too hard on the science. Mickey’s job title is exactly what it sounds like—every time there’s a mission too dangerous, they send him in, and if he dies, they’ll simply regenerate a new clone of him, with his memories mostly intact. He signed on for the same reason so many actors before him have taken these types of roles – because he gets to play two different people. Premise: Set in the future on a mining colony, an “expendable” named Mickey 7 – someone built to die over and over again on dangerous missions, their mind re-uploaded to their cloned successor – is erroneously assumed dead, and comes home to find out they’ve already created his replacement, Mickey 8. I did have trouble believing that after 9 years that Mickey wouldn't know all 180 of the colonists on sight, especially given Dunbar's number.
I would’ve loved to have read the version of this where the expendable keeps replicating himself until he takes over the entire base. That production wouldn’t even be saved by Paul Rudd’s considerable (and doubled charm), but this one works and works well. The Theseus's Ship Dilemma discussions are a little bit sledge-hammer-to-the-face on-the-nose but Ashton's at least trying to inject some interesting philosophical points of view into his characters. A fast-paced and highly enjoyable space adventure that is a great balance of science, humour and ethics.
So they send these books out knowing that nobody is going to read more than 30 pages because doing so would take up 8 hours of their day. In the book we are reminded about Theseus’ ship – over time all its planks and materials were replaced until not a part of it was the same as the original.
His job is as bad it sounds: he’s an employee who’s destined to die time and again – sometimes for science, sometimes from accidents, and sometimes just when he’s devoured by centipede-like creatures – and then will be brought back as new version of himself that will hopefully have most of his recent memory intact. No solo la premisa es suculenta, sino que la propia prosa a primera vista se siente ágil con buen diálogo, lo que hace que este sea más fácil meterse en la historia. A killer premise, and its mix of social commentary, dark humor, and horrifying surprises makes it ideal for the director of Parasite.